USE YOUR MUSCLES BEFORE YOU LOSE YOUR MUSCLES
Studies show muscle mass tends to deteriorate at the rate of 8% per decade after age 40. New mouse and human studies reveal that this loss is due to inactivity, rather than to age alone, since there is no muscle mass lost in athletes (mouse or human) who continue to work out into their 80’s (or equivalent in mouse years!) To avoid old age weakness, evaluate your exercise regime for strength training, flexibility, balance, and cardiovascular benefits and devise a plan you can use into your 80’s. It’s never too late to strengthen your body!
60% of the brain is composed of fat, and 15-20% of that is DHA (Docosahexaanoic Acid), which is found in fish oil or krill. Studies show that 800-900mg daily of DHA for 16 weeks increased the verbal fluency, memory, and rate of learning of the test subjects. To maximize brain function for all ages, analyze you diet to make sure you are receiving adequate levels of DHA and EPA (Eicosapentanoic Acid) for adequate brain and eye function.
LADIES, MOVE YOUR BUTT MORE!!
Women average only 18 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise a day. Men do a little better with 30 minutes per day.
KEEP THAT SMILE WHITE
Foods that help teeth stay white (especially after whitening) include lettuce, broccoli, spinach, cheese, apples, pears, cauliflower, cucumbers, and celery. Foods to avoid after whitening (for at least 2 days while the enamel is still porous) include dark drinks such as coffee, cola, tea, dark juices, and foods with high pigment content such as berries, cherries, pomegranates, hard candy, beets, curry, tomato sauce, and vinegar. A natural whitener is a paste of strawberry and baking soda, left on for 20 minutes then washed off, and brushed 30 minutes later.